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The World Line of the Horizon Star

Some would say I was a lost man in a lost world


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Montecristo Captain Quixote
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A 59th Street Bridge Kind of Wednesday

It sure is overcast today in the Bay Area. There is a very light drizzle happening here right now. It's funny, it actually looks as if it's accumulating out there. Ah well, a little rain never hurt anybody. It's actually kind of nice. I wonder if I will need to take my umbrella by the time that lunch rolls around.

We have customers visiting today who are interested in our design criteria and our engineering methodologies. It's like they are expecting a formal procedure or something. *sigh* Reality catches up with management. Uh oh. I've been telling them how the game is supposed to be played for years but they don't listen. Inertia is a problem inherent to larger organizations. Now the boss is scrambling around looking for any kind of documentation at all to convince the customer that we actually plan what we build. Of course, we do, but unfortunately, it's not formalized and our capability maturity model is very very low end, unfortunately. I wonder if this will be a wake-up call.

This is another picture I took with my phone. These may be the same ducks from last week. How much do ducklings grow in a week?

Ducks in Marina Village, Alameda


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I like ducks.

What kind of vegetation is that? The flowers look like ice plant, but the foliage does not.

I believe you're right...

I think that is iceplant. There is a bunch of it planted here and there around Marina Village.

Uh oh. Here comes the ISO bugs. So much documentation, you'll be able to choke a whale with it. And things still won't be worth a crap cause management will expect you to do it all while coding at a frenetic pace to meet ungodly time schedules. Time schedules that are now part of the process. Time schedules that managers love to play with and see how many parallel tasks you can accomplish:D Good luck.

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